The Rates Rebate Scheme provides a rebate of up to $655 for low income earners who were paying rates for the home in which they were living on 1 July 2020.
Your rebate will be calculated on your household income, rates and the number of dependants.
The income eligibility for a rebate is $26,150. However, if your household income exceeds this amount you could still be entitled to a rebate depending on the total cost of your rates and the number of dependents.
Application forms for Rates Rebates are available from our library/service centres, or if you have access to the internet a form can be downloaded from DIA Rates Rebate website. Also on this website are some examples of rebate eligibility and a calculator to work out your rebate.
You can apply for your rebate at any of our Service Centres. You will be asked to provide accurate information about your income, and that of any partner/joint home owner who lives with you, for the tax year ended 31 March 2020.
Rolleston - Selwyn District Council Offices
2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston (No appointment necessary) Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm
To apply at any Selwyn Library & Service Centre listed below please contact us to make an appointment.
Darfield Library & Service Centre
Phone 03 318 7780 to book an appointment
Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon
Thursdays 1 - 3pm
Leeston Library & Service Centre
Phone 03 347 2871 to book an appointment and check days
Mondays 2pm - 3pm
Fridays 11am - 12 noon
Lincoln Library & Service Centre
Phone 03 347 2876 to book an appointment
Wednesdays 10 - 12 noon
Tuesdays 1 - 3pm
When applying please bring with you:
- Completed Rates Rebate Application Form
- Statements of all types of income received for the tax year (dates shown on part 4 of the application form) for you and your partner/joint homeowner, for example:
- Wages or salary
- Work and income benefit (for non-standard benefits)
- Work and income supplements (accommodation supplement)
- Personal superannuation
- Overseas income (converted to NZ dollars)
- Rental income
- Trust income
- ACC earnings compensation
- Any other income
If you are self-employed provide a complete set of business accounts (tax year dates are shown on part 4 of the application form) which shows how your net profit was calculated (gross income less your expenses).
You do not need to provide evidence of your NZ Superannuation.
Your signature must be witnessed. An authorised Council Officer can be a witness when you sign the form.
You have until the 30 June 2021 to apply for the 2020/2021 rebate.